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The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed
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Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and... show more
Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780061054884 (0061054887)
ASIN: 61054887
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Dreadful book.
When trying to better understand anarchism this book caught my eye and I thought it would be helpful to come through the topic via a fictional read that would help me better understand it in a story rather than trying to teach myself from very dry academic books. Supposedly this book is about two wo...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Composto di ciottoli e malta, divide Urras da Anarres. Da entrambe le parti si può guardare al di là del muro e anche un bambino può scavalcarlo senza difficoltà. Non è la sua altezza, ma l’idea di confine, di limite, di separazione a renderlo importante. E tragico, a pensarci bene. Un muro “ambigu...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Anarres vs. Urras - Ambiguous Walls: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin
Published 1994. “There was a wall. It did not look important…But the idea was real…Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon the which side of it you were on”. In “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin "Call me Shevek. Some year...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Dispossessed
Ideas alone do not make great novels. I see this truth most clearly illustrated in Orwell's 1984, but there have been many other novels that neglected the story for some random thought or theory. There are many people who love these stories—I, in my many attempts to figure out what is wrong with me,...
Julian Meynell's Books
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4.0 The Dispossessed
It is my feeling that Le Guin is one of the most important authors of the late twentieth century and that the only reason that she has not been recognized as such is because she worked in science fiction and fantasy. The Dispossessed just reinforces that feeling. It is done with the same imaginati...
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